Pom Poms are always a favourite in our house. R loves them and regularly asks for them. When I set them out he will spend ages playing with them.
Last time R asked for pom poms, I was getting them out and wondering what we can do differently with them. Searching through our manipulatives, looking for some inspiration, I came across the bath non-slip suction mats. I put one on a tray with some mini pom poms and R set about filling the suction cups with the pom poms.
This was quite difficult, because as R moved his hand away, sometimes they would roll out of the cups. The challenge of it kept R busy for about 20 minutes!